Dillon, Lane tame Mach 1
BRECKENRIDGE – On a pitch that eats up freestyle skiers, it was the Ski and Snowboard Club Vail athletes who came away full.This past weekend, the Rocky Mountain Division of the United States Ski Association’s Freestyle tour returned to the infamous Mach 1 run at Breckenridge for the first time since 1999.”It’s one of the toughest moguls courses around the world,” said SSCV coach Brian Baker.
Despite never having competed on the course before, Matt Dillon and Andre Lane both podiumed.”It as one of those events where it wasn’t the prettiest skiing, but it was making the fewest mistakes,” Baker said. “Matt put down a really good first run, and it held up.”In Saturday’s open moguls competition, Dillon was third, and first among juniors. Matthew White was eighth, with Lane in 11th. Kristi Waring led the women’s SSCV competitors, taking ninth. Katherine James was 13th, one spot ahead of teammate Kelsey Teran.Sunday, it was Lane’s turn to shine, as he took third in the dual moguls event, and first among J2 racers.
“It was really big for Andre – it was his first podium,” Baker said.White was right up there, placing fifth for his best dual finish, and second among J2’s.All three female racers advanced to the round of eight, with Teran topping things off in fourth. Waring with sixth, followed by James in eighth.
This weekend, the team, along with some of the younger racers, will be heading to Winter Park, then next week, SSCV hosts a set of races. Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 748-2935 or email@example.com.